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Registration Programs for Members


Attention: Children will be required to have their membership card so that they can scan in when they arrive at the Club. 

Please also keep in mind not to send your child if they are sick/experiencing these symptoms: cough, runny nose, fever, shortness of breath. 

AAU Basketball
The Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires basketball program fosters the development of peer relationships, self-esteem, leadership qualities, and physical health. 
Season: April - June. 
Eligibility:  Boys & Girls Grades 4 - 10 . Club Membership required.
Registration is closed for season
For more information, contact
Cam Stockton, [email protected] / (413) 448-8258 x26
OR Pat Coan [email protected] / (413) 448-8258 x25


African Rooted Dance with Berkshire Pulse

Offered in partnership with Berkshire Pulse and instructor Noel Staples, this seven week class will introduce youth to fundamentals of African dance. in addition to dance, youth will also explore the cultural and historical influence of this style.

The class is FREE for Club Members and promotes collaboration and creativity. Contact Keira Codey, [email protected] for more information.
Registration is closed!
Season: March 19 -April 30
Eligibility: Grades 4 - 8. Boys & girls. Club Membership required.
 


Basketball 
CLICK HERE FOR HOUSE PRE-SEASON SCHEDULES
CLICK HERE FOR TRAVEL PRACTICE SCHEDULES
The Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires basketball program fosters the development of peer relationships, self-esteem, leadership qualities, and physical health.
Season: November - March
Eligibility: Leagues for grades K - 8. Boys & Girls. Club Membership required. 
 
Travel Basketball registration for this season is CLOSED. 
 
For more information, contact Pat Coan, [email protected] 

Bigger Faster Stronger 
Bigger, Faster, Stronger is a conditioning program for all athletes and non athletes regardless of sport or gender. The program improves flexibility, speed, power and agility. These benefits allow your muscles to work efficiently. 
Eligibility: Grades 6 to 12. Boys & Girls Club Membership required

Registration for this session is closed. 
For more information, contact Cam Stockton at [email protected].


Cheerleading
Learning basic motions, technique, jumps, dance and some stunting.
Season: TBD
Eligibility: Open to ages 7 and older. Boys & Girls Club Membership required.
Registration for this season is closed. 
For more information, contact Kimberly Kirchner at [email protected].

Cooking
This program teaches kitchen safety and basic cooking skills, Participants will prepare dishes and enjoy what they make.
Season:  TBD
Eligibility: Open to grades 3 -5. Boys & girls. Club Membership required.
Registration for this season is closed.

For more information, call the Club (413) 448-8258.

Creative Writing Club
A small group program meant to introduce youth to the craft of creative writing. Through exercises, lessons, and story prompts, participants will explore the different elements of creative fiction
Session: March  - May  
Eligibility:  Open to grades 3 & up. Club Membership required. 
Registration for this session is closed. 
For more information please contact Keira Codey, [email protected]

Drama Matters
Youth will be introduced to the world of drama and theater. Culminating in a final performance before families, friends, and peers. Participants will discover a new outlet for expressing themselves, basic proficiency in dramatic arts and self confidence from realizing their creative potential.
Season: January - March
Eligibility: Grades 3rd - 8th, Must have a current Club Membership.
Registration for this session is closed
For more information please contact Kiera Codey at [email protected] or 448-8258 x 15

Bulldog's Flag Football
To give kids who do not play a spring sport an option to stay fit and stay occupied. Teach the fundamentals of football to youth.

Schedule: Mondays & Thursdays
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: *Weather permitting* Camp Russell
** First practice will be May 6th**
 Registration is Closed!
We are looking for coaches as well!

If you have any questions please email Pat Coan at [email protected]
 or
For more information please email Al Brodeur, [email protected]

Football
To learn, understand, and perform the fundamental skills of football. Players will be taught teamwork, self-discipline, and how to attain their potential on and off the football field. Equipment is provided with the exception of cleats and athletic supporters.
Season: August - October
Eligibility: Ages 7 - 13 (or 14 years old in 8th grade). Boys & girls.  Club Membership required.
For more information, contact Alan Brodeur at [email protected].
Registration for this session is closed. 

Hip Hop and Breaking with Berkshire Pulse

Come learn the foundations of break dancing and hip-hop with instructor Laura Coe. This 9 week program will introduce youth to the style and is offered for free in partnership with Berkshire Pulse.

The class is FREE for Club Members and promotes collaboration and creativity. Contact Keira Codey, [email protected] for more information.
Season: March 28 - May 23
Eligibility: Grades 4 - 8. Boys & girls. Club Membership required.



Hip Hop and House Dance

Come learn the foundational moves and grooves of old school hip hop and house! Students will be introduced to old school hip hop party dances from the 80s until now as well as footwork and lofting. Come ready to have fun! This program is offered in partnership with Berkshire Pulse and is free for members.

The class is FREE for Club Members and promotes collaboration and creativity. Contact Keira Codey, [email protected] for more information.
Registration is closed!
Season: January 11 - February 15
Eligibility: Grades 4 - 8. Boys & girls. Club Membership required.
 
 

Hockey
The mission Of the Boys and Girls club Berkshire Bruins is to provide a safe environment in which hockey players of all ages can develop. Through disciplined practice and healthy competition, we not only aim to encourage the physical development and skill acquisition necessary for the game of hockey, but also the dedication to team, motivation for improvement, and respect for others necessary for the game of life. We offer this program to all boys and girls who want to play as a way to be healthy, be proud, and create winning relationships on and off the ice.
Registration is closed
Season: November  - March
Eligibility: Ages 5 - 14. Boys & girls. Club Membership & Berkshire Bruins registration required  
For more information, contact [email protected] or visit the Berkshire Bruins Youth Hockey site.

Keystone Club
Keystone is the Boys & Girls Club movements most dynamic teen program. It affords teens an opportunity to gain valuable leadership and service experience. Teens participate in activities in four key areas: Academic success, career exploration, community service and tech outreach. 
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Hours: Program will be held on Fridays at 5PM.
Eligibility: Grades 9 - 12. Boys & girls. Club Membership required.
For more information contact Cam Stockton at [email protected]


Mini Members
A structured program for younger members to introduce them to the Club. Activities include: arts & crafts; cooking; games; swimming; building tours; mini field trips; and more.
Season: Sessions are held during the school year.
Eligibility: Grades K through 2. Boys & Girls. Club membership required.
Registration for this season is Closed
For more information, contact Cam Stockton at   [email protected]

Money Matters
Money Matters teaches teens how to set goals, budget, save and invest. These skills lead to work place readiness, life-long financial stability and overall success. 
Registration is closed.
This program is FREE to all members
Season: February 14, 21, 28 and March 6, 13, 20 - Every Wednesday from 5PM to 5:45PM
Eligibility: Co-ed with Boys & Girls in 6th to 12th Grade. Club membership required.
For more information contact Cameron Stockton at [email protected]



Passport to Manhood
Promotes and teaches responsibility. Concentrates on a specific aspect of manhood through highly interactive activities, the program engages young men in discussions and activities that reinforce positive behavior. Each Club participant receives his own “passport” to underscore the notion that he is on a personal journey of maturation and growth. 
Session: January 11th, 2024 to February 15th, 2024
Day:  Thursdays
Time: 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Eligibility: Boys in Grades 5th to 8th
 Registration is closed.
For more information contact Cam Stockton at [email protected]



Power Hour
Homework help provided by staff and volunteers.
Hours: Monday - Thursday 3:00pm - 5:30pm  Excludes school holidays & vacations.
Eligibility: Co-ed. 3rd grade and older. Club membership required.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
For more information contact Cam Stockton at [email protected]



Sewing

Classes are available for intermediate level only, Grades 5 thru 7. All materials included - students may bring their own machine however, personal machines will need to be taken home after each class.  
Season: Sessions are held during the school year.
Eligibility: Grades 5 - 7. Boys & girls. Club membership required.
 Registration is Closed!
For more information, contact [email protected] or 413-448-8528 x 28 

Skill Improvement Basketball 
This Skills Improvement session is designed to target basketball fundamentals for players looking to enhance their basketball skills. Instructions on shooting, ball handling, passing, rebounding and defensive skills will be emphasized.
Season:  Starts Monday April 15th, Every Monday at 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Eligibility: Grades 3 - 12, Club Membership required 
Registration for this session is Closed.

SMART Girls 
SMART Girls is a small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls in three age groups. Through dynamic sessions, highly participatory activities, field trips and mentoring opportunities with adult women, Club girls explore their own and societal attitudes and values as they build skills for eating right, staying physically fit, getting good health care and developing positive relationships with peer adults.
Eligibility:  Grades 6th - 12th
Registration for this session is closed
Must have a Club Membership to participate. 
For more information please contact Keira Codey, [email protected] 


Swim Lessons
Swim Lessons teach basic fundamental swimming skills up to advanced level skills, fitness swimming, and swim team readiness.
Season: Fall, Winter & Spring
Days: Mondays & Thursdays
Levels 1-3: 5pm to 5:45pm ( FULL )
Levels 4-6: 6pm to 6:45pm ( FULL )
Eligibility: Ages 5 & older. Boys & girls. Club membership required.
 Registration is Closed!
CLICK HERE FOR LEVELS 1-3 DESCRIPTION
CLICK HERE FOR LEVELS 4-6 DESCRIPTION
For more information, contact Cam Stockton at [email protected]

Swim Team
A competitive swim team.
Season: October 10 until February 14, 2024
Eligibility: Ages 6 & older. Boys & girls. Club membership required.
Registration for this session is closed.
For more information, contact Cam Stockton at [email protected] 

Tee Ball Coaches Pitch
The goal of our league is to learn the fundamentals of field play and base running. This program will prepare players to advance to the player-pitch league (AAA). Teams will practice 1 time per week (one additional practice is optional) and play 1 game per week. The league is non-competitive, instruction only league. Our goals are Safety, Instruction, and Fun! All children will receive a jersey and hat. We will supply all equipment except for a glove.
Season: April 23rd - June. 
Eligibility: Boys & girls aged 5-7. (K - 3rd Grade) Club membership required.
 Registration is closed!
For more information, contact Pat Coan, [email protected] 


Torch Club
A small-group leadership and service club that meets the special character development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their development. Torch Club members learn to work together to implement activities in four areas: service to Club and community, education, health and fitness and social recreation.
Registration is closed
Season: November - June
Eligibility
: Boys & girls in grades 6-8. Club membership required.
For more information contact Keira Codey at [email protected]

Wrestling
A youth wrestling club supervised by adult coaches for students in grades 3-8. This program provides a safe and controlled environment, teaching proper wrestling moves and techniques through demonstration and drills. Students will learn folk style wrestling rules and how scoring and pins apply to the sport along with basic positions up through advanced moves when they are ready. Focus of the program: Strength and conditioning to improve overall cardio, physical fitness. Basic life skills such as hard work, commitment, discipline and respect. Setting goals to improve overall fitness based on overall athletic ability.
Season: November 14 through mid March
Eligibility: Co-ed program open to members in grades 3 through 8. Club Membership required. 

Registration is closed for the season

Youth Sign Connect
Youth Sign Connect is a wonderful initiative to promote inclusivity and communication accessibility. The program will include interactive and hands-on activities for all ages to enjoy.
Registration for this session is closed
This program is FREE to all members.
Season: January 17, 24, 31 and February 7, 14, 28 - Every Wednesday from 4PM to 5PM
Eligibility: Co-ed with Boys & girls in 3rd to 12th Grade. Club membership required.
For more information contact Cameron Stockton at [email protected]


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